West Brom close in on Daniel Sturridge loan from Liverpool


Daniel Sturridge is close to joining Newcastle United on loan from Liverpool, according to reports.

If Baggies chairman John Williams manages to pull off the Sturridge deal it will rival Steve Clarke's shock move to bring Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea in 2012.

Sturridge had the chance to move to Inter Milan after the Italians struck an agreement with Liverpool, but the 28-year-old's delay in taking up that option indicated a preference...

Liverpool's Sturridge has been subject to intense speculation with a host of clubs heavily linked with his striking services.

The Magpies are desperate for firepower up front after scoring just 22 league goals in the Premier League this season, with boss Rafa Benitez identifying the out-of-favour Reds striker as a potential solution to his goalscoring problems.

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Sturridge will wear the number 15 shirt at West Brom.

Newcastle submitted two offers for the Denmark global but Feyenoord are refusing to lower their £20m asking price. The club believe it is too much of a risk to pay Feyenoord's asking price of around £22million for Danish frontman Nicolai Jorgensen, although Benitez could now make a plea for owner Mike Ashley to meet their demands.

Sturridge asked to leave Anfield in the hope of making a late push for Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.

Newcastle, meanwhile, now sit 15th in the Premier League and just a point above the relegation places.